November 23, 2016 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016





    UofL’s Turkey Trot is the oldest consecutively-run road race in Kentucky. Sponsored by the University of Louisville’s intramural sports department, the Turkey Trot first began in 1953. The race starts in the middle of campus and runs the campus perimeter. This year, 54 students participated. 



    UofL Libraries Dean Robert E. Fox Jr. and Libraries Assistant Professor and Ekstrom Library Director Bruce Keisling recently presented at the Association of Research Libraries Assessment Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The title of their talk was “Advancing Campus Priorities Through Informed Space Re-Allocations.” Assistant Professor Maurini Strub and Libraries Associate Dean and Professor Melissa Laning delivered a paper at the same conference.




    Communication in English evening class offered

    Spring 2017, Humanities 222; $725, tuition
    The IESL program is offering an evening class Spring 2017 semester on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The class is designed to help non-native speakers of English (high-intermediate to advanced proficiency) become more effective communicators in academic, professional and social situations. Class instruction focuses on conversational fluency and the acquisition of linguistic strategies needed in professional interactions such as discussions and presentations.
    Additional Information: 852-5901, email 


    Angel Tree Initiative underway

    The UofL Women’s Center Student Parent Association 2nd annual Angel Tree Program continues until Tues., December 6. If you would like to participate, select an Angel(s) (a child or children) of a UofL student-parent; purchase items and return unwrapped gifts to the Women’s Center by noon, Dec. 6.
    Additional Information: Phyllis M. Webb, 852-8976


    CCU to validate parking in Floyd visitor lot

    UofL Parking and Transportation has partnered with Commonwealth Credit Union to provide member parking in the Floyd Street garage visitor lot. CCU will validate parking at no charge to members needing to park for banking business purposes. The Floyd Street garage visitor lot is accessible from the north entrance of the garage nearest the SAC. CCU will begin validating parking immediately. Parking and Transportation will add spaces to visitor parking over the Thanksgiving holiday to accommodate CCU members.
    Additional Information: Email


    Arts and Entertainment

    UofL to host annual ceramics sale Dec. 2-3

    Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping. The annual ceramics sale is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3 in the ceramics studio in the Studio Arts building, 2314 S. Floyd St. Proceeds from the sale benefit the UofL Hite Art Institute’s Ceramic Arts Organization and help fund free public workshops with visiting artists and student travel to art conferences.
    Additional Information: Todd Burns, 852-6796

    Health and Wellness

    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 2 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 26 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Meatless leftover hacks you’ll love for Thanksgiving

    After your Thanksgiving feast, the leftovers remain with enough servings to last the weekend and fill you up on Meatless Monday. Here are a few inventive ways to enjoy your favorite holiday foods after the family meal is done.
    Additional Information: Recipe website, Get Healthy Now Facebook page, email, 852-7755


    Join the Piyo Party and be your best self

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $20 Unlimited Classes/semester
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755

    Who says Functional Fitness can’t be fun?

    Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Humana Gym; Free for members
    Functional fitness focuses on fitness that can easily translate into daily activities and incorporates all of the major muscle groups. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    All aboard the InCycle express

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755



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    Alicia Kelso
    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.